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David Wright and the Colorado Rockies

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, industry sources believe the Rockies will be “aggressive in their pursuit of David Wright.” He adds that Colorado General Manager Dan O’ Dowd is targeting an innings-eating starter and impact bat this offseason. I believe the Mets won’t aggressively look to deal Wright, but will be open to hearing […]

Yanks Postseason Roster, Citi Field Dimensions, Bad Sign for Warthen, Francona’s Last Stand

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Ken Davidoff broke down the Yankees postseason roster at Newsday and he believes it could come down to Joe Girardi keeping either Jorge Posada or Eric Chavez. Let’s take a look at Davidoff’s roster: The Yankees have gone with 11 pitchers in each of the five postseason series that Joe Girardi has managed. There’s no point speculating on […]

Things Getting Tight in Boston, Perspective on Jason Bay, Sausage Shenanigans, Griffey Jr. Folklore

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Are we about to see the next great Boston collapse? It’s been a long time since the Red Sox and choke have been synonymous, but the Sox lead over Tampa Bay is just five games in the loss column after their loss to Tampa last night. They have six more games with Tampa the next […]

Why a Yankee Won’t Win MVP, Replay on Cervelli’s HR, Warthen’s Legacy of Failure, Val Pascucci Chant

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We can debate the merits of Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano when it comes to the American League MVP award, but no Yankees player will win it. Why? It has nothing to do with Jose Bautista‘s stats or the fact that three Red Sox are having MVP-caliber years. Its institutional bias against the Yankees by the baseball writers. Take this […]

Parnell and BABIP, Bill Buckner on Curb, Second Spitter, Jesus Montero and Marketing of the Future

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Check out this blurb from a piece by Andy McCullough in the Star Ledger about Bobby Parnell: Few Mets have experienced patches of bad luck like him this season. He possesses the second-highest batting average on balls in play (.343), which measures how often a hit is recorded when the hitter makes contact. The average for a […]

Jeter Is No Ripken, K-Rod &Boras, Warthen Platitudes, CC’s Show, Liriano

Monday, July 11th, 2011

With all the hoopla over the weekend regarding Derek Jeter‘s 3,000th hit, it brought to mind another shortstop who achieved a milestone: Cal Ripken. Now, I am not suggesting Jeter did a bad job over the weekend, but I compared his event versus Ripken’s and it was night and day. Perhaps this is an unfair […]

Mets Need an Organizational Pitching Philosophy

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I wish I could say I am surprised by the news that Jenrry Mejia needs Tommy John surgery. Although I wasn’t against him entering the big league bullpen last year, I never understood why he was left buried after the decision. The Mets could have used him like the Yankees did Phil Hughes in 2009, […]

Warthen Could Be Next to Go

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

One early observation about the new Mets front office is their “quick hook” with underperforming personnel. Blaine Boyer, Brad Emaus, and Lucas Duda all saw firsthand what happens when you underperform. It’s not a totally bad philosophy, as I know for a fact the moves have opened eyes in the clubhouse about how important performance […]

Time For Warthen to Show Results

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

It’s way too early to have an extreme reaction to anything going on in the field. There is reason to start to evaluate the early signs that could be trends throughout the season. One such evaluation is Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen. I don’t know Warthen personally, nor have I talked to him, but to […]

Cashman and Warthen Both Wrong With Feliciano

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Much was made about the quotes by Brian Cashman on Saturday regarding the abuse of Pedro Feliciano. I am not sure why since this was a topic discussed here a couple of weeks ago. Anyone with average baseball acumen had to see the Mets didn’t properly manage Pedro Feliciano the last three years. Even worse, […]